Christmas Tree Recycling
Saturday January 2nd 9:00AM-3:00PM (three locations)
Keep Knoxville Beautiful, in partnership with the Knox County Solid Waste Office, has for the since 1991sponsored Christmas Treecycling. The event, which is held the first Saturday following New Year's Day, provides an opportunity for area residents to dispose of their tree, and to take home fresh evergreen mulch if they choose courtesy of Wolf Tree. Trees may be dropped off at no charge the following locations:
-Solway Greenwaste facility (8707 Joe Daniels Road)
-Halls Recycling and Convenience Center (3608 Neal Road)
-Forks of the River Greenwaste Facility (3106 Water Plant Road)*
*Free evergreen mulch generated from collected trees will only be available only at Halls and Solway since Forks of the River will not grind their trees that day.
Trees must be cleaned of all ornaments, lights, wire, string or anything else that might jam or damage the chipping machines. Trees may be dropped off in advance, but the free mulch is only available the day of the event.
Greenwaste, consisting of leaves, brush, logs, tree branches, grass, etc., typically makes up 20-30% of the total municipal solid waste stream. By recycling the Christmas trees, Knox County hopes to raise awareness about the advantage of keeping this type of material out of area landfills, and instead utilizing it to produce mulch and other beneficial soil amendments which can be returned to the landscape.